The Dangers of Tire Defects
While many people think of car crashes being the result of a drunk driver or distracted driver, there are times when the cause of the crash isn’t on a driver at all. Manufacturers who produce the parts for a vehicle are responsible for making sure their products are safe. Unfortunately, manufacturers sometimes fail in this capacity, and some of the products they create may contain defects. Some vehicle crashes are caused by tire defects which result in a blowout or unexpected flat. If you have been in an accident and suspect that any of the below tire defects were to blame, consult with an attorney immediately:
- Separating tread: In some instances, the tread is not properly sealed together and has the potential to separate from the tire. When this happens, the pressure can force the separation around the entire tire, causing a blowout that could result in a loss of control of the vehicle.
- Old tires being passed off as new: Some tire companies will accept used tires and retread them in an effort to label them new. This means that the tread is not to the same standard as a genuine new tire.
- Tire not suitable for the vehicle: Tires have specific grades and sizes that make them suitable only for certain vehicles. When the vehicle has tires installed that are not fit for the speed, weight, or other vehicle specifications, they could blowout or malfunction, resulting in a crash.
- Manufacturing defects: The manufacturer not only has to design a safe tire, but they also have to make sure the production is done correctly. If there is any kind of defect in the design or production, the tread can separate or another factor can cause a blowout.
There are so many factors that can go wrong and cause a tire to be defective. When something does go wrong, drivers can lose control of the vehicle and swerve across lanes. The manufacturer, tire company, or anyone else along the chain of distribution who may have been responsible may be held accountable for the damages sustained as a result of the tire defect.
At The Beasley Firm, our Philadelphia tire defect lawyers have the experience and skills necessary to help our clients seek the compensation and justice they deserve in the aftermath of a crash. You deserve the right to have your best interests protected with our team on your side. We are dedicated to making sure you have a voice during negotiations or trial.
Contact our team today if you’ve been involved in a crash caused by a defective tire.